Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Assorted Wines

This Netton Napa Valley Clarte 2003 was quite an impressive QPR wines. Retailed at only SGD58. it bears close resemblances to an old world claret albeit with its own distinctive character.

Online Winemaker Tasting notes:
Bordeaux fans will appreciate the casual sophistication and elegant structure of this wine. The wine opens with aromas of blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries with touches of cassis. On the palate ripe tannins surround rich black cherries, blackberries and plum flavors with a hind of tasted oak balanced with a nice acidity.

Dogma tasting note:
Nice whiff of cassis and light pencil shavings on the nose. Vanilla, Black and blue fruits. some alcohol heat at the back. On the palate, delicious black berries and sweet licorice, thou with a noticiable new world Fruit presence. Slightly over oaked but tannins were grainy and yet fine. Smooth. Demona gulp this down real fast..

La Spinetta Pin 1999: This has to be one of the very best super Tuscan i ever had, even compared to Sassicaia, Ornelaia and others. Screaming perfection and indicating a long life ahead of it. I had purchased this direct from a wine merchant in Italy and after laying down for a few months, it just screamed delicious! The 1999 Pin was Rated Robert Parker 95pointers,

Dogma Tasting notes:
Once open, an heavy flurry of blueberry, cassis and black fruits filled up the room literally. It is so perfumy and floral that Demona and i were speechless. secondly flavour of tar and vanila emerges and the sweet cassis on the palate and nose was pure bliss. On the palate, tar, dark berries, and grainy tannins interplay seeamlessly with the heavy fruits and good acid. Excellent weight on the mouthfeel. A pure gem. Grab them if you can and it have a comfortable 8 years ahead of it easily.

Verget Meursault Casse Tetes 1996:
rated 92point Robert Parker. Got this as a gift from SH. Open up with a nose of citrus, lemon and oak. Still abundant of fruit and oak at this age. Not too well integrated. Secondary flavour of salt and stone. Buttery nose typical of Meursault. Certainly not at the premier cru/grand cru level.